What is the difference between Jeep JK and JL?

My mom is selling me her Jeep Wrangler, and she keeps saying it’s such a steal because it’s the JL and not the JK. I have no idea what those names even refer to. What’s the difference?

Olivia Rose · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That’s a great question! Names of cars can be confusing—especially when they start having these elaborate tags at the end that supposedly refer to different varieties.
The difference between
JK and JL is that they refer to different generations of the Jeep Wrangler. Unlike trim levels of the Wrangler—such as Sport, Unlimited, and X—the Wrangler JK and Wrangler JL refer to different Wrangler models entirely.
The Jeep Wrangler (JK) is the third generation of the Jeep Wrangler. Here are some key features of the Wrangler (JK):
  • Produced 2007-2017
  • Part-time 4WD
  • Option of 2-door or 4-door model
Here are some ways in which the Wrangler (JL) improved the previous Wrangler (JK):
  • Produced 2017-present
  • More interior space than JK with updated UConnect multimedia system
  • Fully foldable windshield
  • Available turbocharged engine options
Truly, all generations of the Jeep Wrangler are stunning classic performance cars, so with any Wrangler new or old, you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
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